Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life mini MPV (2007-2015): owner reviews

"If you want space above all else, the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life has it in abundance. There's room for seven people and their luggage."

Carbuyer Rating

2.0 out of 5

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Owners Rating

3.5 out of 5

Price
£24,936 - £26,928
75%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

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  • 1reviews

Common Problems

  • Brakes, Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 cases)
  • Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics (1 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
Only fault, had fuel leakage from injectors.
Performance

2 out of 5

Car is not very responsive pulling away from a standstill. 1.6 TDI appears under powered, specifically torque is not enough for this heavy vehicle.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

TDI PD engine uses a lot of oil and the special oil is expensive.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

1.6 TDI DSG

Year of registration

2011

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37
Review
Test drive the DSG in this model before you buy it. Only auto I've driven that takes itself out of gear while stationary on slopes! Always in the wrong gear I.e 7th at 30mph. 3 years old 3 steering racks! All under warranty. Wind noise from mirrors is bad. Mpg is bad 55 litres and 420 miles! Don't bother with this unless you like rattles, wind noise , poor rear visibility, dealers that aren't savvy to how technical this model is.
Reliability

4 out of 5

Broke down 3 times before the battery was diagnosed as faulty
Performance

2 out of 5

Won't win the traffic light grand prix but once moving is ok . Attempt over taking at your own peril
Running Cost

2 out of 5

420 miles from 55 litres ....not so good

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0TDI (140PS)

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Very happy with this vehicle. With 4 kids I wanted a vehicle to seat 6 with decent luggage space and without going up to the long wheelbase transporter/vito/etc. Plenty of power with the 2l engine and very easy to drive (the parking sensors are essential). I expect to keep this for many years. With the single seat removed to give 2+2+2 seating & the sliding door, piling kids in+out couldn't be much easier. The only minor niggle is whistling from the roof rail at speed.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
as it is adapted to take a wheelchair it is perfect being totally electric from loading to ready to drive.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
Never had abreakdown, had at least two minor electrical faults which were put right by a VX dealer.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Only used for short runs, engine never reaches normal temperature resulting in

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Review
RDS on the radio stopped working. Boot release button sometimes doesn't work.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Fine

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